9 Wholesome Anime Like Tonikaku Kawaii

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Tonikaku Kawaii is among the hottest airing anime right now.

It follows the story of Nasa Yuzaki, a boy that gets hit by a truck on the day of his high school entrance exams only to be saved by a dazzlingly beautiful girl, Tsukasa Tsukuyomi. Barely alive, almost passing out Nasa manages to confess his love for the girl. Tsukasa accepts his feelings and agrees to become his girlfriend but only if they get married, to which Nasa gladly accepts.

Upon waking up in the hospital, Tsukasa is nowhere to be found. Years pass and Nasa focuses solely on reconciling with her, to no avail.

One day, an unexpected visitor comes knocking on his door with a marriage form, starting their relationship and marriage.

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These are 9 Wholesome Anime Similar to Tonikaku Kawaii (Fly Me to the Moon)!


9. I Can’t Understand What My Husband Is Saying

  • Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Romance, Seinen
  • Episodes: 13

Similarities

I Can’t Understand What My Husband Is Saying and Tonikaku Kawaii are quality rom-coms that revolve around the lives of a married couple.

Plot Summary

A “mainstream” beauty marries a geek and the two try to adapt to everyday life.

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8. Sword Art Online

  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Romance, Fantasy, Game
  • Episodes: 25

Similarities

They are both about the development of a relationship between two teenagers who meet under weird circumstances. While SAO is way more action-oriented, you won’t be disappointed when it comes to romance either.

There is an Arc focused solely on the life of the couple, their home activities, daily adventures that seem ordinary yet are unique, and of course, bonding and adorable romantic moments.

Plot Summary

The anime takes place in the year 2022 when every gamer’s dream became real—gamers can connect to an MMORPG game called Sword Art Online through helmed called NerveGear, which is able to simulate user’s senses via their brain and thus they can experience and control their in-game character with their minds.

The main character named Kazuto Kirigaya (Kirito in-game name) is a very keen gamer and so he is, of course, hyped to join the world (even though he was already beta-testing SAO before). 10 000 players who log into the game the first time soon find out that the mad creator disabled the logout button and the only way how to get out is to beat 100 floors of Aincrad where are dangerous creatures, bosses and the outside world is often hostile as well because players are not always good people. To make things more complicated, if your health bar in the game drops to zero you also die in real life too.

What could go wrong, right?

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7. Mirai Nikki

  • Genres: Psychological, Mystery, Thriller, Romantic, Supernatural, Shounen
  • Episodes: 26

Similarities

Mirai Nikki and Tonikaku Kawaii share more similarities than one would think!

They both have romance elements and a pink-haired female protagonist.

Even though the anime as a whole is not that strikingly similar to Tonikaku Kawaii, the Arc dedicated to the lives of the Mirai Nikki’s couple living together in one house and having lovey-dovey experiences is similar to the atmosphere of Tonikaku.

Plot Summary

Amano Yukiteru is a loner and observer who finds himself frequently engaging in conversations with his imaginary friends—The God of Space and Time, Deus, and his servant. 

What a shock will Yuki experience when he finds out that Deus is a real God, proving it by granting him a Random Diary that can predict future events around Yuki. Everything seems great until Deus decides that he will grant additional 11 diaries to other people as well.

Deus has only one goal in mind—the owner of the diary who kills all remaining Diary owners will become the God, replacing Deus who is about to die shortly. 

The game “kill or be killed” begins.

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6. Kamisama Kiss

  • Genres: Comedy, Demons, Supernatural, Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo
  • Episodes: 13

Similarities

Expect warm and fuzzy vibes.

Both are great rom-coms where the couple ends up living together (to their surprise).

Eventually, they have a flourishing and loving relationship.

Plot Summary

The main heroine, Nanami becomes a land god after getting kissed on the forehead by a stranger she had saved. To show his gratitude for saving him, he offers her to live in his abandoned home in his place. Since Nanami is homeless due to her father’s debt, she hesitantly accepts.

After Nanami arrives at the address, she finds out that the so-called home is, in fact, a shrine – filled with shrine spirits and a pretty familiar, a fox yokai named Tomoe.

Can Nanami fulfill her tasks as a god?

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5. Love Is Like A Cocktail

  • Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Romance
  • Episodes: 13

Similarities

Both are romantic comedies about a married couple and their cute and funny daily interactions.

Plot Summary

Chisato Mizusawa is a seemingly collected and calm 28-year-old senior PR manager. In her leisure time at home she shows a completely different side of hers: she loves the cocktails her husband prepares and has secrets only he knows.


4. Spice & Wolf

  • Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Historical, Romance
  • Episodes: 13

Similarities

Both are very mellow romantic anime series.

They revolve around daily events and the relationship of the protagonists; you can see the chemistry, the process of getting to know each other, and the deepening intimacy & bond between them.

Plot Summary

Kraft Lawrence is a traveling merchant who sells and buys various things to get by. One day, he meets a wolf deity, Holo, and she joins him on his traveling journey.

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3. Inu x Boku SS

  • Genres: Comedy, Supernatural, Romance, Shounen
  • Episodes: 12

Similarities

Are you all for romantic and cute moments?

Inu X Boku SS and Tonikaku Kawaii share plenty of sweet, witty, and memorable moments between the couple (or potential couple) that lives in the same apartment complex.

There is also the male protagonist who is willing to do whatever it takes for his darling.

Both anime focus on the relationship’s development.

Plot Summary

A rich, unsociable young girl moves into a high-security secluded mansion for half-youkai beings.

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2. Clannad & Clannad After Story

  • Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School, Slice of Life, Supernatural
  • Episodes: 23 & 24

Similarities

If you consider yourself a fan of rom-com & angst together, then Clannad and its second season are your safest bet.

While Clannad is portraying mainly the character development, comedic moments, and transition to adulthood, Clannad After Story focuses on the family/married life featuring the main protagonists, just like Tonikaku Kawaii.

Plot Summary

Tomoya Okazaki is a high school student with a bad reputation. He meets a lonely girl who had to repeat a year while all her friends finished high school. Tomoya decides to hang out with her and soon he not only finds more friends but his whole life will start shifting in a new direction.

Clannad After Story is a sequel that follows them as a married couple and it’s known for its emotional impact. Do not watch Clannad: After Story before Clannad though!

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1. Itazura na Kiss

  • Genres: Comedy, Romance, Shoujo
  • Episodes: 25

Similarities

Both of them are rom-coms focused on a couple that is about to get married and after they marry, they follow their married life.

These anime are relationship-heavy, revolving around the daily lives of the protagonists.

Plot Summary

A clumsy and troubled high schooler ends up living in the same house as her long-term high school crush.

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Hi, my name is Mia and I'm the founder of 9 Tailed Kitsune. I love anime, games, and esports (I am also a bit weird). My passion for anime sparked when I was about 7 (Phantom Thief Jeanne, hello!) and has never stopped.

3 thoughts on “9 Wholesome Anime Like Tonikaku Kawaii

  • December 13, 2020 at 2:55 am
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    #7 “Mirai nikki”

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  • January 8, 2021 at 5:30 pm
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    I personally loved Love is Like a Cocktail, one of those anime that leaves a stupid grin on your face whenever you finish the episode.

    Also if you haven’t watched Momokuri, I think you’d like it due to its focus on the little things in the main characters’ relationship.

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    • January 10, 2021 at 3:46 am
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      I love Momokuri! ❤️

      I really like fluffy romance anime, mainly if it’s set at school.

      Reply

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